Your partner will tell you about their life for as long as they can. Don’t interrupt or ask questions until they finish, but instead just tick off the topics below that they mention. When they can’t think of anything more to say ask them other questions, e.g. the topics below that they haven’t talked about.
Primary school (= Elementary school)
Secondary school (= Middle school/ Junior high school/ High school)
Certificates, tests and exams
Family and other relationships
Major life events
Things you are proud of
Major changes in your life
Most memorable childhood/ university experience
What kinds of things could people name as their major achievements?
What things count as major life events for most people? Does this change from culture to culture? What vocabulary is associated with each one?
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